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Archive: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Staying relevant

Staying revved up and relevant requires hard work and a willingness to change without losing that which makes one unique and appealing in the first place.

By Celeste Owens | February 11, 2010; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Keep it simple, guys

If you keep things simple, you typically have longevity. The more moving parts something has, the more likely it is to break down.

By Garrison Wynn | February 11, 2010; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (1)

Golden oldies

I suspect that The Who have not sustained their success as much as they have merely replayed their hits from yesteryear. And there's nothing wrong with that.

By Jan Scruggs | February 11, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Who are you?

The Who's presence at the Super Bowl was a marvelous example of the merits of persistence and re-invention through all life stages. I think they still absolutely mean it when they sing, "I hope I die before I get old."

By Patricia McGuire | February 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Not so pretty

If there is one thing that these competitive beauties will have absolutely no impact on, it's world peace!

By Garrison Wynn | February 10, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

More than tradition

Even as the pageant is becoming outmoded in an era when measured are measured by achievements rather than by looks, the pageant satisfies a need we have in this country for positive role models and for entertainment.

By Jan Scruggs | February 8, 2010; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not our ideal

Beauty contests are a throwback to an era when girls and women were supposed to look a certain way, walk with hips swaying just so, talk in a vaguely vacuous style that would never threaten a man's intellectual sense of himself.

By Patricia McGuire | February 8, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

The beauty of goals

Do athletics measure success? Do pageants measure success? No, but they do provide an avenue for us to focus our attention and build our self-esteem.

By Misti Burmeister | February 8, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

True Talent

The Miss America pageant title is a legitimate win with no less pageantry than that of American Idol, the election of a political candidate, or the selection of an Oscar-winning movie. And if the pageant is outdated, someone better tell the media and newspapers.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | February 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sing It!

If the new Miss America is ready for the challenge, she has not only the insight to make a difference in her role, but also to bring new life to an age-old institution.

By Eric Schaeffer | February 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

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